A new early childhood education facility is coming to Meridiana providing families in the top-selling community with an onsite academy offering innovative curriculum for pre-school, kinder readiness and before and after school.

Located in the heart of the community at Iowa Colony Boulevard and Iowa School Road, Houston’s first Future Explorers Academy will open in early 2023 for children ages six weeks to 12 years. The academy is open to both residents and non-residents.

Parents can meet the academy’s leadership team during a pre-registration kick off on Saturday, March 12 starting at 2 p.m. in the Meridiana Conservatory, 4003 Meridiana Parkway.  A special presentation from Crocodile Encounters of Angleton will follow from 3 – 6 p.m.

Founded by Meridiana resident Margaret Madariaga and longtime early childhood director Sarah Mashuga-Day, the Future Explorers Academy will use The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. This is a comprehensive, research-based curriculum which features exploration and discovery as a way of learning, enabling children to develop confidence, creativity, and lifelong critical-thinking skills.

The curriculum also has support, built into every experience, for English-language learners and those with special needs.

Full-time students will receive a healthy breakfast, lunch, and up to three snacks daily. Breakfast and snacks will be provided for before/after-school Explorers. The state-licensed facility also will offer before and after-school pick up from Meridiana Elementary and Bel Nafegar Sanchez Elementary.

Further details on the new academy, its founders and curriculum can be found at www.futureexplorersacademy.com.

The opening of the Future Explorers Academy continues Meridiana’s ongoing commitment to offering top-quality education experiences for all ages. The award-winning community is also home to the onsite Meridiana Elementary and Jackie Doucet Caffey Junior High. In August, the brand-new Iowa Colony High School will open adjacent to the community.

As Houston’s first community of new homes dedicated to education for all life stages, Meridiana also offers a collection of outdoor learning labs where families can experience various principles of science through play.

One of the nation’s 50 top-selling master-planned communities, Meridiana is conveniently located minutes south of Pearland. To reach the community, take the Meridiana Parkway exit from Texas 288, just minutes south of Pearland, heading north or south.

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